The third episode in this 3-part podcast series on “Preoperative Optimization and Management of the Joint Replacement Patient” is now available. Patient and Public Relations Committee Chair Brett R. Levine, MD, and members Jonathan R. Danoff, MD, and Matthew W. Bullock, DO, MPT, are joined by experienced Perioperative Internal Medicine Physicians Peter Caccavallo, MD, and William Wallace, MD. The series provides education regarding the importance of perioperative optimization, how various modifiable risk factors can be addressed, as well as how patients can prepare for their upcoming joint replacement operation. The discussion includes guidance on risk factors such as nasal colonization with bacteria, antibiotic allergy and medication selection, how to set up the home prior to surgery, and the importance of pre-operative rehabilitation. Listen to Part 3 and, for more guidance and resources for patients, please visit our Patient Education site at

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